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Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
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Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

By Abbey, Edward

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Illustrations by Peter Parnall. Brown cloth covered boards with white and tan lettering on spine. Very good condition, lightly worn edges. Pictorial dust jacket in very good condition, minimal wear around edges. Closed tears on front of DJ and top and bottom of spine. One of Abbey's classic works; His observations and love for the desert while working as a seasonal park ranger at Arches National Park, near the beautiful southern community of Moab, Utah. ; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$625.00

Peter Hurd: the Lithographs
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Peter Hurd: the Lithographs

By Meigs, John (Ed. )

Lubbock, TX: The Baker Gallery Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1968. First Printing. Hardcover. Dust jacket is in very good condition. Soiling present on spine and edges of jacket. Minor wear on spine and edges. Dark denim cloth colored boards are in very good condition. Minor wear on spine. Title in gilt on spine. Sunning present on borders of the front and back free end pages. Price is clipped. Editor signature and inscription on title page. Inscription by the editor reads, "Inscribed to George by John Miegs and with warm regards by the "late" subject Peter Hurd." Includes 58 plates. "The resurgence of interest in American prints makes this important volume of Peter Hurd lithographs particularly pertinent today. Long out of private and museum collections across the country. Here then is a complete review of the work of a master graphic artist. The strength, directness, and importance of these lithographs has not been fully appreciated previously, and it is fitting they should now receive the attention of a much wider audience. Particular attention has been given to the faithful reproduction with all plates being made directly from originals and printed on heavy stock. Peter Hurd has contributed fascinating personal reminiscences for each plate, as well as brief notes on lithography, illustrated with photos taken in the artist's studio of various stages of the lithographic process." ; B&W Illustrations and Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 23 pp; Signed by Editor .

$25.00

The Colorado River Through Glen Canyon Before Lake Powell: Historic Photo  Journal 1872 to 1964
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The Colorado River Through Glen Canyon Before Lake Powell: Historic Photo Journal 1872 to 1964

By Inskip, Eleanor

Moab, UT: Inskip Ink. Very Good. 1995. Softcover. 0964807815 . Wrapper is in very good condition. Minor wear to spine and bottom of wrap. Photographs of canyons and other landmarks in Glen Canyon before the dam. ; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$20.00

Hell or High Water: James White's Disputed Passage through Grand Canyon,  1867
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Hell or High Water: James White's Disputed Passage through Grand Canyon, 1867

By Adams, Eilean

Logan, UT: Utah State University Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. 0874214262 . Brown boards with gold gilt lettering on spine. Very, very light bumping to edges. Pages clean and binding tight. Artistic jacket is in fine condition. A full accounting of James White's, a prospector from Colorado, disputed journey through Grand Canyon prior to Major John Wesley Powell's exploration of the Colorado River. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 220 pp .

$20.00

Yosemite - The Embattled Wilderness
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Yosemite - The Embattled Wilderness

By Runte, Alfred

Lincoln And London: Univ of Nebraska Press. Fine. 1990. Second Printing. Softcover. 0803238940 . Double signed and inscribed by author to the late Stephen J. Gould. Pictorial wraps with title in white on spine. Bookplate from previous bookseller states that this is from the library of Stephen J. Gould. Inscription on front endpaper; second signature on title page. Wraps have light shelf wear; front endpaper has light soiling, otherwise text block is clean. This book focuses on the debate over the management of the natural resources of Yosemite, addressing the balance between preservation and use. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 271 pp; Signed by Author .

$35.00

The Land of Little Rain
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The Land of Little Rain

By Austin, Mary

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin and Co. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. [1927]. Sierra Edition. Hardcover. Brown cloth boards with printed vulture and coyote illustration on cover. Brown illustrated dust jacket, protected in mylar. Boards are fairly clean and sharp with very small soil mark at front bottom corner. Dust jacket is lightly chipped along edges and has archival tape on the inside of the top edge. Interior is clean and spine is sturdy. Inscription and previous owner's name in pen on FFEP. This is the Sierra Edition of Mary Austin's classic collection of essays about the California desert, printed ca. 1927. Zamarano 80-2, Howes A400.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$135.00

Canyon Country: The Romance of a Drop of Water and a Grain of Sand
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Canyon Country: The Romance of a Drop of Water and a Grain of Sand

By Stone, Julius F.

New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good. 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Black cloth with orange imprint on front and spine. Includes a tipped in errata sheet at page 3. Boards have light wear and soiling to bottom edge; text block is clean. A journal from Julius Stone's 1909 expedition known as the first such taken merely "for sport." The author leaves in rowboats from Green River City, Wyoming, in 1909 to follow the course taken by Major Powell in 1869 through the Green and Colorado River canyons. Stone can be seen as one of the earliest proponents of adventure tourism on the Colorado River. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 442 pp .

$100.00

Kingbird Highway the Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little out of  Hand
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Kingbird Highway the Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little out of Hand

By Kaufman, Kenn

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Very Good in Fine dust jacket. 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Deep purple cloth spine with gilt type over deep purple paper boards. Deep purple pictorial dust jacket with color illustration of bird on front and protective acetate cover. Inscribed by author on front endpaper. Lightest of soiling to spine; boards are clean and free from wear. Very light scuffing to acetate cover, but dust jacket itself is in fine condition. Text block is clean and binding is tight. Kingbird Highway is a unique coming-of-age story, combining a lyrical celebration of nature with wild and sometimes dangerous adventures, starring a colorful cast of characters. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 318 pp; Signed by Author .

$25.00

John Muir's America
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John Muir's America

By Jones, Dewitt;Watkins, T.H.

New York, NY: Crown Publishers, Inc.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. 0517526387 . Blue buckram boards and color pictorial dust jacket with protective acetate cover. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket is slightly yellowed with age and has been price-clipped. Some light rubbing to edges and corners of boards. Binding is tight and text block is clean. Signed by author and photographer on half title page. A collection of John Muir's drawings with highly readable by text from T. H. Watkins and beautiful color photographs from Dewitt Jones. ; Book; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; Signed by Author & Illustrator .

$40.00

Xantus : Hungarian Naturalist in the Pioneer West
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Xantus : Hungarian Naturalist in the Pioneer West

By Madden, Henry Miller

Palo Alto, CA: Books of the West. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Red boards with gilt initial on cover and gilt title on spine. Boards have light toning, especially on edges. Gilt is bright. Binding is tight and square. Boards are slightly bowed and pages have slight ripple. Slight toning to endpapers. Gutters are partially detached. Some toning to edges of text block, but interior is clean. Cream dust jacket with black and white portrait on front. Dust jacket is lightly soiled, especially on back. Slight water stain on spine. Some tearing and loss to dust jacket, especially around edges and spine. Detailing the years Hungarian naturalist Janos Xantus spent in America, this biography provides not only a narrative of an adventurous life, but also a reference for better understanding the contemporary state of naturalism and science. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 312 pp .

$15.00

Birds of New Mexico
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Birds of New Mexico

By Bailey, Florence Merriam

Washington, D.C.: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Very Good. 1928. Hardcover. Green leather boards with gilt title and birds on front and spine. Gilt lettering, and top and bottom of spine are lightly worn. All corners are lightly worn and bumped. Bottom and top edges have minimal rubbing. Fore and bottom edges have light soil, top edge has medium soil. Front gutter is starting to crack but binding is still relatively tight. Previous owner's bookplates on front pastedown. Light foxing on endleaves. Interior is clean. This beautiful bird book has 25 color plates, 54 b&w plates, and 136 b&w figures. All plates and figures are in very good condition. There is an errata sheet before the table of contents. This book was compiled by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish in cooperation with the State Game Protective Association and the Bureau of Biological Survey (precursor to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service) . The preface states that this is the first comprehensive report on the bird life of the Southwest. ; 4to 9" - 11" tall; 807 pp .

$85.00

On the Mesa

By Nichols, John

Layton, Utah, U.S.A.: Gibbs Smith. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1986. Cloth. 0879052201 . Maroon and parchment-colored boards with copper imprint, binding tight and square, little to no wear to edges of boards, clean interior. Signed by author with location and date on first free page. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket is in fine condition.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s) .

$20.00

Deseret News, August 17, 1870
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Deseret News, August 17, 1870

By Cannon, George Q. , editor

Salt Lake City: Deseret News. Very Good. 1870. Newspaper. A complete issue of the Deseret News, August 17, 1870, printing much of a publicized religious debate over polygamy that had taken place in the preceding days. The paper has light soil, a few tears, and an old Salt Lake City bookseller's stamp on the first page top margin. Protected in a hardcover red cloth binding with a peeling typewritten label on the spine with "Bible Sanction Polygamy" visible. The debate, between Brigham Young's polygamy spokesman Orson Pratt and U. S. Senate Chaplain J. P. Newman, took place over three days, arguing over the question Newman posed, "Does the Bible Sanction Polygamy?" The debate fills most of the issue, with additional correspondence between Brigham Young and J. P. Newman printed on the last page, where Young declines Newman's personal challenge to a debate and offers up Orson Pratt or John Taylor in his stead. ; 17" x 12"; 16 pp .

$175.00

Milagro Beanfield War
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Milagro Beanfield War

By Nichols, John

New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company. Good. 2000. Later Printing. Quarter Cloth. 0805063749 . Pictoral wraps with chipping and creasing on edges and corner and shelfwear. Approximately one inch tear on rear upper hinge repaired with tape. Pages clean and binding tight. Inscribed by author to previous owner on half-title page. Nichols' classic novel set in northern New Mexico. ; Book; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 456 pp; Signed by Author .

$30.00

Desert Quartet: An Erotic Landscape
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Desert Quartet: An Erotic Landscape

By Williams, Terry Tempest

New York, NY: Pantheon Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1995. First Edition. Quarter Cloth. 0679439994 . Tan colored boards. Pages clean and binding tight. Jacket protected by mylar sleeve. Not price-clipped. Signed by author and illustrator on title page. ; Book; B&W Illustrations; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall; 62 pp; Signed by Author & Illustrator .

$35.00

Canyonlands National Park (Chapter from the Hour of Land)
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Canyonlands National Park (Chapter from the Hour of Land)

By Williams, Terry Tempest

Moab, UT: Back of Beyond Books. New with no dust jacket. 2016. Limited/Numbered Edition. Hardcover. On June 7th, Terry Tempest Williams will release her latest book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks. As could be expected, Terry offers a deeply personal view on the twelve parks she visits, leading the reader through a journey of not only discovery, but an impassioned view of what parks are and what they should be. In conjunction with Sarah Crichton Books, Back of Beyond Books will publish a limited edition of the chapter titled Canyonlands National Park. This, the longest chapter (50 plus pages) , includes five original photographs not included in the trade edition. Printed by hand on a Vandercook Universal III letterpress on Velin D’ARCHES 100% cotton paper mouldmade in France, printed by Rob Buchert at Tryst Press in Provo Utah. Designed by David Jenney Design and bound in a silk blend by Roswell Book Bindery in Phoenix. Limited to 100 copies in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. ; B&W Illustrations; 9" x 9"; 48 pp; Signed by Author .

$325.00

Story of My Heart: My Autobiography
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Story of My Heart: My Autobiography

By Jefferies, Richard

Boston: Roberts Brothers. Good. 1883. First American Edition. Softcover. Scarce first American edition. Ex-library with old spine stickers, bookplate, and a card pocket. Blue cloth boards with gilt imprint. Soiling, sunning on spine, and rubbed corners. Binding tight. Red top edge. Endpapers have shadow marks. Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) was an English novelist, journalist, and naturalist, and The Story of My Heart is an introspective piece on "soul-life" rather than a true autobiography. It was recently repopularized in a book by writers Brooke and Terry Tempest Williams. ; 6 3/4" x 4 3/4"; 144 pp .

$125.00

Wild Life of New Mexico: its Conservation and Management
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Wild Life of New Mexico: its Conservation and Management

By Ligon, J. Stokely

Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico State Game Commission. Good. 1927. First Edition. Softcover. Green wrapsw with pictorial embossment on front wrap. Tearing to head and foot of spine and hinges, but binding intact. Light soiling to edges. Stapled binding. Ex-library with stamp and bookplates. Pages clean and lightly toned. Report of game survey in New Mexico in 1926 and 1927.; Book; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 212 pp; Signed by Author .

$30.00

Eggs of North American Birds
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Eggs of North American Birds

By Maynard, Charles Johnson

Boston, MA: DeWolfe, Fiske, and Company. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1889. Hardcover. Naturalist Charles Johnson Maynard's attempt at oological classification. The author's wife hand-colored ten plates from specimens. Green cloth boards rubbed on edges, corners a bit bumped. Scarce brown paper dust jacket has large chips to edges and corners and is torn along folds. Some foxing to pages and edges of text block, a bit musty.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$350.00

This Is Dinosaur: Echo Park Country and Its Magic Rivers
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This Is Dinosaur: Echo Park Country and Its Magic Rivers

By Stegner, Wallace, ed.

Boulder, CO: Roberts Rinehart, Inc. Publishers. Near Fine. 1985. Hardcover. 0911797114 . Reprint of the 1955 book published to help bolster support for keeping the Green and Yampa through Dinosaur National Monument undammed. Forewords from Stegner and publisher. Very little wear to cloth boards, interior is clean, binding tight.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; Signed by Editor .

$125.00

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